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2013-11-07 23:32:48

AncestorEbooks Announces the 9th Genetic Genealogy Conference for Family Tree DNA Group Administrators. (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 AncestorEbooks, the original online company dedicated to the creation of personalized eBooks through the use of videos, mp3s, pictures, and documents, announces the 9th Genetic Genealogy Conference from November 9-10. [bit.ly/1cEKoLw] The conference fee is $139 per person with Administrators being allowed to bring 1 guest, who must also register and pay the...

2013-05-09 12:28:32

-- Groundbreaking low pricing made possible by cutting-edge Next Generation Sequencing technology that is dramatically driving down costs -- HOUSTON, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FamilyTreeDNA.com, the genetic genealogy arm of Gene By Gene, Ltd., has lowered the price of its mid-level maternal line mtDNA test to $49, effective immediately. The company announced it will offer its mtDNAPlus product at a two-third price reduction permanently, in just its latest step toward universal...

2013-03-26 12:29:32

-- By Offering Low Cost DNA Test, Family Tree DNA Aims to Expand Reach of DNA Testing to Encourage Further Exciting Discoveries About Human Origins -- HOUSTON, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gene By Gene, Ltd., the Houston-based genomics and genetics testing company, announced that a unique DNA sample submitted via National Geographic's Genographic Project to its genetic genealogy subsidiary, Family Tree DNA, led to the discovery that the most recent common ancestor for the Y...

Human Y Chromosome Found To Be Much Older Than Previously Believed
2013-03-06 05:56:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers have discovered a Y chromosome — the hereditary factor determining male sex — that dates back to 100,000 years before the oldest known anatomically modern human fossils. The chromosome was originally obtained from an African-American man living in South Carolina. It was originally submitted to the National Geographic Genographic Project — a research project that utilizes genetic and computational...

2013-02-20 16:25:39

HOUSTON, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FamilyTreeDNA.com, the genetic genealogy arm of Gene By Gene, Ltd., is dramatically lowering the price of one of its basic Y-DNA tests to $39, making it the lowest-cost DNA test available on the market, in order to take a major step toward universal access by individuals to their personal genetic data. By dropping the price of its basic Y-DNA test by 60 percent to $39, Family Tree DNA -- the world's largest processor of Y-DNA and full mitochondrial...

2012-11-29 08:30:10

HOUSTON, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's largest processor of full mitochondria sequences, Gene By Gene, Ltd., today announced the launch of DNA DTC to offer highly reliable and competitively priced genomic testing solutions to institutional customers as well as to the Direct-to-Consumer market. Genomic investigators at life science companies, contract research organizations, academic institutions and public-sector research facilities now have access to the company's Genomics...

2008-09-08 09:00:19

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Familybuilder today announces from the DEMOfall 08 conference here in San Diego, the launch of the Familybuilder Global Network at Familybuilder.com (http://www.familybuilder.com/ ) and the introduction of $59.95 DNA tests, the most affordable DNA testing available anywhere. At Familybuilder.com, people can now leverage online social networks and the Internet at-large, to tap into Familybuilder's vast database of family trees -- one of the largest in the...

2008-07-14 03:00:15

By Michael Janairo, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Jul. 14--In my family, the stories of our ancestries are tied to faraway people and places. My wife and stepson are linked to the Jews of Eastern Europe. My stepson, on his father's side, has ties to Germany and Scandinavia. For me, it's Ireland on my mother's side and the Philippines on my father's. New DNA tests, however, offer other ways of exploring our ancestries. So we signed up with the National Geographic's Genographic Project to...

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2008-06-20 00:50:00

Consumer DNA tests are being used by male adoptees to predict the surnames of their biological fathers. Adoptees are using the fact that men who share the same surname often have genetic similarities. By checking DNA databases for males sharing a genetic make-up similar to their own, adoptees can see if these men also share a surname. This process can provide the possible last name of the adoptee's biological father. The genetic similarities between men who share surnames occur in the Y...

2007-06-11 09:00:13

By Catherine Kozak, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jun. 11--A DNA testing company and a genealogy enthusiast say they're trying to achieve what archaeologists have so far failed to do: find out what happened to the Lost Colony, the 1587 settlement on Roanoke Island that disappeared without a wisp of evidence. "The Lost Colony story is the biggest unsolved mystery in the history of America," said Roberta Estes, owner of DNA Explain, a private DNA analysis company based in Brighton,...